U.S. state economies are intricate and evolving ecosystems. The most successful states are those which can adapt to the relentless disruptions of the new economy. The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) 2014 State New Economy Index ranks all 50 state economies for adaptability and innovation capabilities.

The top five states for 2014 were:

  1. Massachusetts ranked first, as it has all previous editions of the index.
  2. Delaware
  3. California
  4. Washington
  5. Maryland

The index deploys 25 indicators “broken up into 5 areas that best capture what is new about the New Economy: knowledge jobs, globalization, economic dynamism, the digital economy, and innovation capacity.” The data visualization below contains data for the seven “Knowledge Jobs” indicators. Hover over the bars for more information.